Tag: Veganism

The ‘Wellness Influencer’ Lifestyle Can Be a Gateway to Disordered Eating

Lee Tilghman, an influencer better known as “Lee From America,” has built up a following in the hundreds of thousands with her wellness-oriented content. Think: ads for products like charcoal and collagen lattes and pristine photos of her veggie-packed, homemade meals. On Thursday, Tilghman made a deeply personal admission on her blog: “Many people engage […]

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Olga Tokarczuk’s Gripping Eco-Mystery

Murder mysteries, however else they might differ, rely on one major, shared belief: that murder matters, and is worth looking into. Whoever did the killing, whoever was killed, the investigation moves forward because the people inside the story and those outside of it, following along as the clues unfold, agree that the murder has moral […]

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Jonathan Safran Foer on Our Moral Obligation to Eat Better

At the United Nation’s climate conference in Poland last year, I sat around a dinner table with a group of Polish forestry experts, environmental journalists, and two climate deniers—female radio journalists from Texas who said they had been attending the conference for years to bring back behind-the-scenes stories of the climate movement’s failures. The women […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 21 & 22: A ‘Slutty Vegan’ Is Likely the Only Kind of Vegan I Want to Be

Photo: Cameron Mitchell (Slutty Vegan) Yesterday was Beyoncé’s 38th birthday, y’all…and today is blessedly the day I officially give up trying to do anything with the Virgo-fueled laser focus of Beyoncé. (Fun fact: My mom and sister are also Virgos, and each could’ve told you it was likely never gonna happen for my easily distracted […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 18-20: I Found an Oasis in a (Food) Desert

Chef Laforce BakerPhoto: LaForce Baker/Moon Meals Yes, I stayed vegan throughout the Labor Day weekend (so, sadly, no barbecues for me on the unofficial last weekend of summer). And yes, I’m ready for this 22 Days experiment to be over—not because I hate plant-based eating (quite to the contrary—it’s fine), but because I’m faced with […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 17: Is There a Message in This Bottle?

Photo: Maiysha Kai I am not a breakfast person. I readily accept that it’s the most important meal of the day (because Michelle Obama told me so), but it’s rarely one I’m inclined to eat first thing in the morning (which the celebrity-endorsed nutritionist I used to see told me is exactly when I should […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 16: Yes, I Can Cook, Too

Photo: Maiysha Kai You know, I saw this whole thing going differently in my mind. I had visions of puttering around my kitchen every weekend, spatula in hand, hair wrapped and apron around my waist, whipping up savory vegan dishes the way I have many a Sunday roast chicken dinner or Thanksgiving feast, and turning […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 14 & 15: Is This Mission Impossible?

Win of the week: Now that I know how this tastes, I may never go back.Photo: Maiysha Kai Well, I’ve figured out why it’s been so difficult to take off the weight. Over a decade ago, when I was a freewheeling and high-earning New York City girl (with a much higher metabolism) living off of […]

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What Sandwich War? KFC Sells Out of Plant-Based ‘Chicken’ in Atlanta

For weeks, a debate over where to get the best chicken sandwich has waged between Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and the chicken-eating public at large. But KFC, another chicken giant with a global reach, is working on its own agenda: a plant-based “chicken” that proved so popular in a sales test that it sold out in a […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 13: The Devil Must Be Dairy-Free

Photo: iStock I want pizza. I don’t care what kind: New York-style, Chicago-style, flatbread, french bread, personal, pan, I don’t care. I just want pizza. No, let me be absolutely clear: I want pizza that doesn’t taste like cardboard slathered with tomato sauce and topped with school paste. If there is one reason my venture […]

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Babies Can Be Raised Vegan With Proper Guidance, Experts Say

It happens every once in a while: A child being raised vegan develops serious health problems, setting off an emotional debate over whether such diets are suitable for the very young. Experts say it is possible to raise healthy infants and children on a totally plant-based diet. Planning helps, as babies are particularly vulnerable to […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 10: Have Some Carbs With Your Reduced Carbon Footprint

So, about that time baker’s dozen from Angelic Bakehouse arrived on my doorstep…Photo: Maiysha Kai Fun fact, unbeknownst to me before attempting the 22 Days Nutrition challenge: according to PETA (who would definitely know), most bread is vegan (clearly, I haven’t been making a lot of bread). It was a fact lost on me, since […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 9: Where’s the Beef? (It’s Probably With My Coin)

Photo: iStock I’m sure you’re wondering why, nine days into a 22-day series of blogs about attempting veganism (as Beyoncé and her trainer Marco Borges—among many others—have urged us to do), you’re looking at a perfectly seared, medium-rare steak. Did I break from the plan last night in a fit of bloodlust and stuff my […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 8: But Will It Really Tip the Scales?

Photo: iStock For everyone who thinks 22 days of veganism will get you bodied like Beyoncé (or think that I think it will), think again—or so says my scale, which this morning registered approximately a pound of weight loss after a week of loosely following the 22 Days Nutrition plan. While those results are far […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 7: The Way to a Vegan’s Heart Is Through Her Stomach

Yes, he can cook, too.Photo: Maiysha Kai A wise commenter once said, “Girl, never go on a date hungry. Also, never decline date continuation suggestions after he’s seen your makeup drip and your hair swell up like Donna Summer!” 22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? First date […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?

Photo: Maiysha Kai There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating plan designed by Beyoncé’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges. For those of you who have wondered […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 4,5 & 6: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?

Photo: Maiysha Kai There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating plan designed by Beyoncé’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges. For those of you who have wondered […]

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How a Teeny-Weeny Chef Became a Great Big Star

LOS ANGELES — The chef stands only six inches tall, like an enchanted ball of moss sprung to life. Made of wood, foam latex and metal, he preps vegetables, simmers sauces and bakes pies the size of bottle caps, all while chattering in a lispy singsong that is mostly incomprehensible. As the title character of […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 3: I Really Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

You will pry this butter from my cold, dead hands…in fact, just bury it with me.Photo: Maiysha Kai Fun fact: I love toast. In the days that I attempted to lead a low-carb life, toast was what I missed the most—closely followed by grits, and sweet potatoes, and popcorn, and…wait. Maybe I just love vehicles […]

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